Walk in aid of cancer this weekend

June 21, 2012 by  

This coming Saturday, June 23, the third annual Fred K’s Cancer walk will be held in East Meadow, New York. It will take place in Eisenhower Park at Newbridge Avenue on Field 6A. Registration for the event begins at 8:00 am and the walk itself will last from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.

Fred K’s Cancer is a baseball themed charity walk designed to raise money for both oral and testicular cancer. It was created by the Traveling Baseball Babes Serena and Lisa, two bloggers who chronicle their trips to different baseball stadiums across the United States. Their fathers, who are both named Fred, are cancer survivors, one having suffered from oral cancer in 2003 and the other from testicular cancer in 2008. The two women created the Fred K’s Cancer event in 2009 and use the baseball theme to draw more publicity to it, as they already have a following on their blog.

The $10 registration fee goes directly to charities who support cures and promote awareness for these cancers. All of the money generated is split between the Oral Cancer Foundation and the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation. Last year, the walk raised $4,000 for the cause.

Though they already have publicity through the internet via their blog, it is likely that the Traveling Baseball Babes will hire printing companies to create flyers to draw in participants from nearby areas on Long Island like Manhasset, Hicksville, or Hempstead. They may also need brochure printers to create informational pamphlets to promote awareness among the walkers and other attendees.